Laguna Art Museum Presents “Black and White: Contemporary Art

June 30, 2022

Laguna Art Museum will present Black and White: Contemporary Art from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation on view from July 2 through October 9. Curated by Foundation Director Billie Milam Weisman, the special exhibition features 30 artworks from the Foundation created by artists living and working in California across different generations. 

“We’re pleased to partner with the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation and Billie Milam Weisman on this special exhibition, showcasing a unique variety of works from modern and contemporary California artists,” said Julie Perlin Lee, Executive Director of Laguna Art Museum. “The exhibition will celebrate Mr. Weisman’s legacy and passion for the arts, as well as our mission of presenting California art.”

Each of the 30 artworks featured in Black and White will demonstrate a diverse array of artistic approaches, materials, and techniques used by Southern California-based artists over the past half century. The exhibition is a cross-section of works from the Foundation by artists who draw attention to black and white—as the palate and, in some cases, as a theme. Funding for Black and White has been provided by the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation. Additional funding has been generously provided by Angel and Tom Papa and the Joan B. Rehnborg Exhibition Fund.

On Saturday, July 9 at 6 p.m., Laguna Art Museum will present In Conversation with Billie Weisman, a special event providing exclusive insight into the collection of the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation with Billie Weisman and Laguna Art Museum’s Curatorial Fellow, Rochelle Steiner. Join Weisman and Steiner as they engage the exhibiting artists in discussions about the artworks selected, which represent a cross section of the Weisman collection and demonstrate a diverse array of the artistic approaches, materials, and techniques that Southern California-based artists have deployed over the past half century. Ticket registration for In Conversation with Billie Weisman are available at

Open Monday - Tuesday, Thursday - Sunday: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Closed Wednesdays
Closed Fourth of July, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day 

Laguna Art Museum is located at 307 Cliff Drive in Laguna Beach, on the corner of Coast Highway and Cliff Drive.


Huntington Beach Annual 4th of July Celebration

June 30, 2022

The largest 4th of July event west of the Mississippi is bringing back all of its beloved traditions during this annual weekend of Independence Day festivities to Huntington Beach.

Huntington Beach Annual 4th of July Celebration

Now a world-class destination, the City of Huntington Beach held its very first 4th of July Celebration 118 years ago. This huge multi-day event draws thousands to Huntington Beach every year, and It’s with great pride that SoCal's Surf City residents come together and welcome visitors from all over for a weekend of seaside, family-friendly fun.

Pier Vendor Festival

All weekend long visitors can stroll down Main St to the Pier Vendor Festival, featuring 70+ vendors including craft + retail booths, a wide array of food trucks, multiple bars, live music, prizes, and more! There will also be a Community Corner, highlighting multiple nonprofit organizations. Guests of all ages are welcome to snack, sip, shop, and more right next to the sand. 

Attendees can also partake in a wide array of carnival rides, games, and amusements, offering an extra dose of fun for all ages. Guests can purchase carnival tickets beforehand or upon arrival to take a spin on the Ferris wheel, play to win prizes, and more. 

Presale Carnival Tickets: 10 Carnival Rides - $25 | *available until 11:59 pm on Thursday, June 30th

Onsite Tickets: $1 each | *please note all rides take 2-8 tickets each 
To purchase carnival tickets, visit:

July 1, 2022 | 3PM-10PM *Carnival open until 11pm 
July 2 - 3, 2022 | 12PM - 10PM *Carnival open until 11pm
July 4, 2022 | 12PM - 9PM *Carnival open until 10pm

Surf City Run
Bright and early on Monday, July 4th, hundreds will take on the Annual Surf City Run. This year, the Surf City Run will be heading back downtown to the neighborhood streets; beautiful course participants have come to know and love over the years. Residents, visitors, families, and more will enjoy an 'All-American' start to the holiday by running this parade route, where runners can take in views of the Huntington Beach Pier and the Pacific Ocean, before a gentle sloping return to Worth Park for the finish.

Resident 5K: 7AM | Open 5K: 8AM | Stroller 5K: 8:15AM | Kids 1 Mile Fun Run: 9AM (ages 1-12)

All participants receive an official finisher medal, with awards given to first, second, and third place (male and female in each age division). Advance registration is currently open (closes June 26), with onsite / race-day registration also available. 
To sign up, visit:

Huntington Beach Independence Day Parade

A highlight amongst an extended weekend of festivities, HB’s Independence Day Parade is back and not to be missed! 2022 will mark the first year of the Traditional Main Street Parade since 2019 (due to Covid restrictions). Starting at 10 AM at Main St. & PCH, the parade annually attracts 200+ registered groups to participate including color guards, vintage cars, marching bands, community groups, and more to walk, ride and perform for 250k viewers along the 2.5-mile parade route, and seen via live broadcast on KABC.

July 4, 2022 | 10AM

“The Huntington Beach 4th of July parade is the cornerstone of the annual 4th of July tradition and we are excited to see it back in its original format and location, says Ryan Heil of Soundskilz

Annual Home and Business Decorating Contest

Traditions have already begun in downtown Huntington Beach, as local residents and businesses have started planning and decorating for the Annual Home and HB Downtown BID Decorating Contest. Prizes and trophies will be awarded to the best theme décor for homes along the Main St. Parade Route and businesses in the downtown area. 

To submit an entry, visit:

Fireworks Over The Ocean
To close out the weekend of festivities, the ongoing, celebratory tradition of Fireworks Over The Ocean Presented by Mr. Robert Mayer & Family will commence at 9 PM on the 4th of July. All beach viewing is open to the public, with limited paid tickets for reserved seating on the pier. 


Red, White & Rooftop Views 4th of July at Offshore 9 Rooftop Lounge

June 30, 2022

Spend the 4th of July enjoying stunning panoramic views from Orange County's highest coastal rooftop lounge, Offshore 9, set atop The Waterfront Beach Resort in Huntington Beach. From 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Monday, July 4, guests will have front-row seats to a SoCal summer sunset and exclusive aerial views of Huntington Beach’s annual firework spectacular on the pier – all set to a soundtrack curated by a live DJ!

Space is limited and entry to Offshore 9’s 4th of July celebration begins at $250 per guest, which includes access to the rooftop lounge, a festive "Sparkler in the Sky" cocktail, and a selection of starters to enjoy. Larger groups may reserve an exclusive fire pit tabletop, which accommodates four guests, or premier seating with sofas and heat lamps for up to ten.

Offshore 9 Rooftop Lounge 4th of July packages are as follows (prices are inclusive of service charge, tax, and Eventbrite fees).

General Admission: $250 per guest (50 available)
– Special "Sparkler In the Sky" cocktail
– Grass-Fed Beef Sliders, Ceviche, Crispy Tortilla Chips, Buffalo Popcorn Shrimp
– A seat to watch the fireworks spectacular show!
First come, first serve for optimal viewing.

Fire Pit Tabletop: $1500 for up to 4 guests (6 available)
– Special "Sparkler In the Sky" Cocktail per person
– Grass-Fed Beef Sliders, Ceviche, Crispy Tortilla Chips, Buffalo Popcorn Shrimp
– Surf & Turf Bites 
– Charcuterie & Cheese Board
– Bottle of House Champagne
– A cozy fire pit tabletop to watch the fireworks spectacular show!

North Corner Premier Seating: $3000 for up to 10 guests (1 available)
– Special "Sparkler In the Sky" Cocktail for each guest
– Grass-Fed Beef Sliders, Ceviche, Crispy Tortilla Chips, Buffalo Popcorn Shrimp
– Market Oysters on Half Shell
– Surf & Turf Bites
– Two Charcuterie & Cheese Boards
– Two bottles of house Champagne
– Premier seating at Offshore 9 with cozy couches, heat lamps and an unobstructed view of the sunset and Huntington Beach Pier fireworks show

Offshore 9 Rooftop Lounge will be open from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Monday, July 4, 2022. The event will feature a live DJ from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Reservations must be made in advance. Find more information and make reservations via Eventbrite HERE (

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